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This is an issue I’ve struggled to understand. This seems like a good place to start.
(Renny Gleason’s TED Talk – 3 minutes.)
This was my first attempt.
Then I was surprised by a failure to converge!
But then I got it in one with my next attempt.
Mary found a nice one in an old favorite.
She thought lyrics might give good results, but not Penny Lane.
A base slander led to a three-part loop.
Some things just translate well!
We had a romance novel fail.
And this reminded me it’s time for bed.
I was watching Senator Obama speak at a rally in Texas. He mentioned JFK’s “never fear to negotiate” statement. It reminded me of this:
Above all, words alone are not enough. The United States is a peaceful nation. And where our strength and determination are clear, our words need merely to convey conviction, not belligerence. If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself. If we are weak, words will be of no help.
JFK never delivered that speech. Obama is often compared to JFK, and I get the similarity. I also get the differences. I’m a Republican, so I’m disappointed that my party has nobody like Obama. It looks like Senator McCain will have his hands full.